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Walgreens adding fresh, prepared food

Walgreen Co. is looking to drive more shoppers to its more than 7,000 stores nationwide by offering fresh foods and prepared meals. The drugstore chain, which has 24 Birmingham-area locations, is in talks with food manufacturers including Unilever NV, Nestle SA and Sara Lee Corp. about creating private-label and branded products, said a report by … Continue reading

Is the Loop a food desert? Target aiming at Carson’s site

BY KARA SPAK AND MARY WISNIEWSKI Staff Reporters Posted:  01/18/2010 4:00 AMTarget Corp. may be focusing its trademark bull’s-eye on a distinctive piece of Chicago property — the former Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building on State Street.The popular discount chain is in lease discussions with Joseph Freed & Associates LLC, the firm that owns … Continue reading

Wal-Mart, unions form rock, hard place for Daley. ANALYSIS | Daley caught in big squeeze

The City Council’s failure to resolve the stalemate that has prevented Wal-Mart from building as many as five Chicago Supercenters has put Mayor Daley in a political box he has desperately tried to avoid. He can either grant administrative approval for a Chatham Wal-Mart and risk alienating union leaders who opposed his 2007 re-election and … Continue reading

Unions vs Food Deserts in Chicago

Daley stresses Wal-Mart’s importance in Chatham neighborhood BY MARY WISNIEWKSI Staff Reporter Daley stresses Wal-Mart’s importance in Chatham neighborhood Sat, 16 Jan 2010 04:00 BY MARY WISNIEWKSI Staff Reporter Mayor Richard M. Daley Saturday again stressed the importance of a Wal-Mart in the Chatham neighborhood, but would not say he would grant administrative approval for … Continue reading

Does Whole Foods’ C.E.O know what’s best for you?

Love it or hate it, Whole Foods is one of the most recognizable grocery corporations on the planet, and you can thank the vision of John Mackey, co-founder and chief executive, for that. His vast self-explorations have resulted in forging a unique corporate identity that naturally lead one to wonder: is he at heart an … Continue reading

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